Computex: MSI Exhibits Z87 Haswell GD65 and G45 Gaming Motherboards
Ryan Martin / 5 years ago
MSI released its Gaming series of motherboards just a few months ago for Z77 and now it has provided a refresh for the Z87 motherboard series that supports LGA 1150 and Haswell. As you can see at their pre-Computex event MSI were displaying the Z87-G45 Gaming motherboard and the Z87-GD65 Gaming motherboard
The MSI Z87-G45 gaming motherboard features the Killer E2200 game network card as well as MSI’s Audio Boost and Sound Blaster Cinema technology. Furthermore the motherboard uses a gaming device port, that is USB ports which support 1-8ms response times and 500-1000Hz refresh rates. The PS/2 and Gaming USB ports are also gold plated. MSI have also developed “VGA Boost” which essentially overclocks MSI Gaming graphics cards when placed in MSI Gaming motherboards. MSI Super RAID is included which allows you to enable Intel Rapid Start, Smart Response and Smart Connect. Up to DDR3 3000MHz memory is supported if your processor can handle it and other trademark MSI features like Military Class 4 components, OC Genie 4 and Click BIOS 4 are also supported.
MSI also displayed its flagship Z87-GD65 Gaming motherboard alongside the G45. The only real difference with the GD65 are the inclusion of MSI’s OC essentials such as the Clear CMOS Button, Multi-BIOS II, Go2BIOS button, V-Check points, debug LEDs and Easy button 3. MSI’s GD65 also includes a couple more SATA III ports compared to the G45-Z87.
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